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Body found in search for Asian American in California desert

Lauren Cho
Posted at 12:51 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 15:51:37-04

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Searchers in Southern California have found a body in the Yucca Valley desert, two months after Lauren Cho disappeared in the area.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department says the human remains were found in rugged terrain.

Now the coroner's office is working to identify the remains and determine a cause of death.

The sheriff's office had searched by air and on foot for Cho. She walked away from a rental house on June 28.

Her case is one of many involving people of color that don't get much public attention, raising complaints of a phenomenon known as “missing white woman syndrome.”